The Isle of Skye, Scotland’s second largest and amongst its most beautiful islands is situated just off the west Highland coast and conveniently connected to the mainland by the Skye Bridge or by ferry.
The island is renowned for its dramatic mountainous terrain, sea lochs and stunning coastline, pristine nature and rich cultural and historical heritage, providing one of the most exquisite cottage holiday breaks in Scotland.

Probably Skye’s most recognised mountain formations are the Cuillin range, with its jagged peaks providing a challenge to mountain climbers from around the world and the strange rock formations and pinnacles found in the Trotternish peninsula. Further geographic wonders can be found just outside Portree at The Old Man of Storr. This rocky hill offers great views of the surrounding area, not to mention an enjoyable walking location. If you fancy slightly more of a challenge then we’d recommend the Quiraing, a landslip made up of stunning natural landmarks.

Wildlife abounds here; see dolphins, porpoises and minke whales from the shore at Neist Point, visit the Ring of Bright Water interactive wildlife visitor centre with a live otter webcam or maybe hop on a boat trip to Loch Dunvegan seal colony.

Skye has a fascinating history and any visit would not be complete without seeing Dunvegan Castle which dates back to the 14th century and has been the fortress castle of clan Macleod for hundreds of years. Also of interest is the extensive estate on the Sleat peninsula, Clan Donald Skye, where you’ll find great walks through the beautiful estate, gardens, wildlife, wonderful views and a museum.

Situated by Loch Harport and with views of the Cuillins can be found the only distillery on the island. The Talisker distillery offers a fascinating insight into the heritage of Skye’s only single malt along with the opportunity to sample what is often regarded as one of Scotland’s finest whisky. Also of interest is The Aros Experience on the outskirts of Portree; here you can see exhibitions of film, music and wildlife.

The Isle of Skye is perfect for those after an active break, with plenty of open expanses and views to die for so if you’d like to begin planning you next trip take a look at our selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Skye today.

Old Fire Station is situated on the edge of Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, Dunvegan village enjoys panoramic views of the MacLeod’s Tables with the Cuillin mountains in the distance to the east. You may be able to spot wildlife, including seals, otters, and eagles.

Local Amenities

Old Fire Station is ideally situated to walk to local facilities

  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens
  • Petrol station
  • Licensed convenience shop (open 7 days)
  • Excellent greengrocer
  • Local bakery
  • Post Office
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  • Old School Restaurant (highly recommended)
  • Cafés, restaurants, bistro, fish & chips
  • Art & craft studios and shops
  • Sporting goods shop
  • Two hotels with bars & dining
  • Medical centre

The Isle of Skye was voted Britain’s most desirable place to live by Rightmove in 2016, and it’s not difficult to see why. There is plenty to do, with a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. The Guardian newspaper has recommendations in their article Top 10 days out on Skye. If you can’t stay for long, you may be interested in the Telegraph’s feature 36 hours on Skye. The Guardian also has a section a holiday guide to Skye and Lochalsh which details places of interest, and the Travelling Savage website has a good summary of itinerary ideas. Please be aware that some attractions operate seasonal opening hours.

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Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station provides award-winning, 4 star, self-catering accommodation for two.

It is nestled within an established garden, in the heart of Dunvegan; overlooking the loch it faces the legendary MacLeod’s Tables.

Located near the heart of the village, it is minutes’ walk to a great evening out to complete your perfect day.


Old Fire Station

Portree Road, Dunvegan
Isle of Skye, IV55 8GT

Telephone: (01470) 521 212